Fishing & hunting
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries is responsible for managing fisheries resources and regulating all game hunting activity in Victoria.
Victoria's fisheries are diverse and geographically extensive, including productive coastal, bay, inlet and freshwater fisheries. We have fantastic commercial, aquaculture and recreational fisheries.
Victoria has some of the best game hunting opportunities in Australia. There are open seasons and bag limits in Victoria for game deer, duck and quail, these allow for great hunting while also ensuring the sustainable management of species.
2014 wetland closures
The following wetlands have been closed to hunting for the start of the 2014 duck season.
Southwest vehicle limit for abalone and shellfish
New regulations now limit how many abalone and shellfish can be possessed in any one vehicle.
Commercial Fishing Cost Recovery – Response to public comments
A response to the key issues raised in public submissions on the regulatory impact statement on proposed changes to commercial fisheries services levies is now available.
Control of deer on private property
Arrangements have been changed to help private landowners in Victoria control problem deer.
Recreational fishing application for smartphones
Our popular Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide is now available for iPhone and Android.
2014 duck season announced
There will be a full 12-week duck season in 2014, with a bag limit of 10 ducks.
Report on the establishment of a single representative body for the Victorian Abalone Industry Central Zone
Mike Stephens and Associates were appointed to work with quota holders and operators to recommend appropriate governance arrangements for a representative body in the Central Zone.